Escaping to the coast or the countryside is a dream of many city dwellers who long to escape the hustle and bustle of built-up streets and lines of traffic.
Oftentimes, however, the toss-up comes when deciding between a rural or coastal escape.
Not so with 10 Sanderling Place, which very much joins the two worlds in perfect, stylish unison.
Bella Coastal Property real estate agent Jo Humphries says this Bawley Point home is absolutely full of charm and beauty from the moment you enter.
What’s even better is the location – only minutes from the beach and the small town centre providing all the necessary amenities.
“It’s an absolutely fabulous community down here and everyone is really welcoming.
“We’ve got community gardens, tennis courts and, of course, those amazing beaches,” Jo said.
Not only are you close to multiple gorgeous pristine beaches, four in Bawley and two in Kioloa, but the home is also situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, which Jo says is sure to make you the envy of all your friends and family who will all be desperate to visit.
“The street is also full of other high-quality homes, like this one,” she added.
She likens the home style to more befitting of a rural idyll such as Bowral, except when you sit in the evenings on this verandah, you have the pleasure of listening to the waves crashing on the shore not so far away.
The north-facing home itself cannot be described as anything but picture-perfect – a gorgeous mustard colour with a grey tin roof and stunning wire detail around the gables.
According to Jo, sitting on half an acre, this is a substantial, solid double brick home with quality fittings throughout.
Once inside, it only gets better – polished timber floors, a traditional wood burner in the living room and massive doors and windows that can be thrown open in the summer months.
The kitchen takes provincial French dreams to the extreme – with stunning white cabinetry, a butler’s pantry and a polished timber bench, all offset against a sea-green backdrop.
Although the home is traditional, the living room and kitchen have been made into an open-plan arrangement to allow for easy family living and endless entertainment possibilities.
Along with the open-plan living area, there’s also a formal lounge and dining room, with another fireplace offering that old-world charm.
With four generously sized bedrooms, the property lends itself beautifully to family and friends coming to stay – although you might find they never want to leave when they get there.
The master offers unparalleled light and gorgeous views of the garden through its large bay windows. There’s also an ensuite.
Once again, the family bathroom continues the traditional feel and feature so evident throughout the home. A claw-footed, antique bath and dark timber vanity are offset nicely by dark floor tiling.
A coastal abode, of course, would not be complete without space for outdoor living, entertaining and relaxing, and this property offers plenty of space for wining and dining.
Both the front and back gardens invite you to sit down, slow down and smell the roses, or the salty air as the case may be.
In terms of practicalities, a double car garage and plenty of space for a boat or motor home are also provided, along with side access to the property.
Jo says it’s a home for a family that’s ready to make the move from the city and truly embrace the community in Bawley Point.